Xiaomi, after consistently hinting about the launch of a fresh fitness product in India, rolled out the Mi Band HRX Edition, on Friday 15 September 2017. The Chinese corporation joined hands with HRX by Hrithik Roshan in order to provide this latest fitness band. The device is basically a revision of the Mi Band 2. The Mi Band HRX Edition will be accessible from September 18, 2017, on Mi.com, along with Mi Home its offline stores. The device will subsequently be sold on Myntra, Flipkart, and Amazon from September 20.
How Does Mi Band HRX Edition Work?
The Mi Band HRX Edition costs 1,299 INR. It’s a bit expensive than the Mi Band 2. The device has an OLED display for displaying time. Additionally, the device also shows steps, distance covered, and the calories burnt. The device is also equipped with an improved pedometer for better precision in steps. It can also give you improved exercise measurement. It will alert you if you stay idle for too long. The Mi Band HRX Edition will prompt you to take short walks and water breaks at regular intervals. Additionally, it also analyzes your sleep. The device is splash resistant, it sends calls and notification alerts as well. Interestingly, it also unlocks your paired Android smartphone without having to enter a passcode or fingerprint.
The functionalities supported in Mi Band HRX Edition include Bluetooth 4.0. Remarkably, the device provides 23 days of battery life too. Just to compare, the Mi Band 2 is rated to offer 20 days of battery life, and is priced at 1,999 INR. The Mi Band HRX Edition appears just like the Mi Band 2. The design is quite similar. What’s different is the HRX logo that is placed on the strap. Note that the HRX Edition does not come equipped with a heart rate monitor. However, this is something that Mi Band 2 does.
Xiaomi Vice President and India Managing Director Manu Jain stated to the press, “Indians are becoming more fitness conscious and this category is at an extremely dynamic stage. The Mi Band is a great fit in the category as reflected by the great response received for the Mi Band 2. This is not an endorsement deal, it’s a partnership for a new device. Hrithik provided inputs on features can be incorporated to make the product more relevant.”